The Starr International Foundation has funded several Safe Water Network field and marketing initiatives since our inception in 2006, and recently renewed their support to help fund Year One of a three-year expansion program in Telangana to demonstrate the viability of Safe Water Network's approach at scale. This expansion program builds upon the field initiatives and brand development work done in Ghana and India since 2007.

Starr International Foundation is a Swiss charitable foundation that is registered in the Canton of Zug. The Foundation is named after Cornelius Vander Starr, an American businessman who founded C.V. Starr & Co., Starr International Company (SICO), and other companies, some of which were later combined under Starr ownership to form American International Group, Inc (AIG). Under the leadership of Mr. Starr’s successor, Maurice R. Greenberg, AIG grew to be one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world. Starr International Foundation has received substantial contributions from the Starr International Charitable Trust, which was established by SICO. The Foundation supports a broad range of educational, environmental, cultural, medical, humanitarian, and other charitable institutions in Switzerland and around the world, and began supporting Safe Water Network in 2009.

“The Starr Foundation is pleased to contribute to the important work Safe Water Network is making to develop a sustainable approach to safe water provision that can be taken to scale.”
Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman, The Starr International Foundation


India's newest state, where over three million people lack access to safe water.